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by StephenGoranson
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Titles of the gospels
Replies: 26
Views: 9799

Re: Titles of the gospels

Most Qumran scrolls do not have titles. But an excellent article about one of the exceptions proposes (I'd say, persuasively) that a title was changed. 4Q249 Midrash Moshe: A New Reading and Some Implications Authors: Jonathan Ben-Dov and Daniel Stökl Ben Ezra Source: Dead Sea Discoveries, Volume 21...
by StephenGoranson
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is Peter the father of Judas Iscariot?
Replies: 12
Views: 5132

Re: Is Peter the father of Judas Iscariot?

Simon was the most popular Jewish male name at the time, p. 56 of
Lexicon of Jewish names in late antiquity /
1 Palestine 330 BCE - 200 CE.
Tal Ilan
2002
English Book, 484 Seiten.
Tübingen : Mohr Siebeck, ; ISBN: 3161476468 9783161476464
by StephenGoranson
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Ancient Christians and the Military?
Replies: 9
Views: 3950

Re: Ancient Christians and the Military?

Celsus accused Christians of avoiding military service. But some soldiers were also attracted to Christianity, as suggested by the finds at Legio near Megiddo (at whatever later date).
by StephenGoranson
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 'First Century Mark' Now Dated to Second/Third Centuries
Replies: 51
Views: 26834

Re: 'First Century Mark' Now Dated to Second/Third Centuries

Maybe, maybe relevant here is that a Non Disclosure Agreement (that is, its text) of the Green Scholars Initiative is reported in Ch. 2 of Bible Nation (2017) by Moss and Baden, though mentioned in a context not specifically linked with the Mark ms.
by StephenGoranson
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: SBL Annual Meeting Program Book...
Replies: 6
Views: 1288

Re: SBL Annual Meeting Program Book...

In case you haven't read it already, Mark Goodacre has already commented Alan Garrow's work:
http://ntweblog.blogspot.com/2017/12/garrows-flaw.html
and
http://ntweblog.blogspot.com/2017/12/fu ... arrow.html
by StephenGoranson
Thu May 31, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Philo biography
Replies: 1
Views: 1366

Philo biography

A new (2018) book, Philo of Alexandria: An Intellectual Biography, by Maren R. Niehoff, proposes that he had a change in philosophy after his mission to Rome. A review is here: http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2018/2018-05-36.html I have just received a copy of the book. Though I have not always agreed with...
by StephenGoranson
Wed May 30, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: SBL Annual Meeting Program Book...
Replies: 6
Views: 1288

SBL Annual Meeting Program Book...

...with abstracts is online and searchable by keyword. https://www.sbl-site.org/meetings/Congresses_ProgramBook.aspx?MeetingId=33 For example, the abstract for T.C. Schmidt, Yale University The Testimonium Flavianum in Light of Jewish and Greco-Roman Reports about Jesus (30 min) may look interesting...
by StephenGoranson
Fri May 25, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 'First Century Mark' Now Dated to Second/Third Centuries
Replies: 51
Views: 26834

Re: 'First Century Mark' Now Dated to Second/Third Centuries

The Egyptian Exploration Society has very kindly placed the Mark 1 papyrus fragment (p.Oxy. 5343) edition online. The link is here (at "available here"):
https://www.ees.ac.uk/news/poxy-lxxxiii-5345